.! WEATHER FORECAST: , . Fair-" east." and t unsettled in-west portion: probably rate in : , tbr northeast portion; . moderate- tempera- tare, southerly wlnds Maxlmma yesterdar. 58; mlnimnm, 44; riTr. -lt3i ralnrall, .03; -atmosphere, cloudy; wind,: south; . . Russia is eeeklnr.more visitors from th United States, ,an )s Almost on .the -verge , of raaranteelng sate conduct. Detroit ' Free Press. . SALEM OREGON, SATURDAY MORNING NOVEMBER 6 1926 PRICE ITVU' CENTS ITEHSY5T1 iWEiici GflflO PROPERTY Appraised Valuer of; $792, 000; Would Be Worth $1,130,000 ON. 19 INCOMB BASIS Chanco tor Extension Costing 936812, Without Consider " ing JXlne Ier . Cen t, An- . nnal Increase At the meeting, of the commit tee of business men appointed by the mayor, at the Salem Chember of Commerce last evening, there was submitted a letter, written by Ernest CX Willard, Portland, consulting engineer of the .water company, and directed to Chas. A. vPark, president of the Salem water. Light and Power company, which letter In full is printed be low, the basis of valuation being that arrived at by the board of ap praisal, which was $792,000: October-2. 1126. MfChis. A. Park, President Salem Water! Light & Power Co.. Sajem, Oregon. Dear Mr. Park: Referring, to your, request for data Tor the. arguments In favor of the purchase of the' property of your i company by the, city of Sa lem, i It t would . seem that the strongest and most logical argu ment can be .based upon the earn ings of the property. During the year 1925 the gross operating revenue "as ' shown by your reports to the public service commission was 2135.934, and I have prepared the following con - dsased income 'statement, using Rjua, operating expenses as a basis ij id making certain adjustments i?r operation by the JPiJy ofSa-. icih. iris conaensea income. state ment, which will be more fully explained. is at follows i -h . Operating re renue. ..CIlS 5,934 Operating expehse C not in cluding depredation).. 53.050 s ' i i ) $ 82,884 Deductions-' s Uncollertlble bills....! 982 Taxes, City of Salem 4.421 Taxes School District No. .24 J 3.83C Factory. Inspection Fee.? 5 'A . 9.247 ' k;r A-, '273.637- It wilr.be ; noted In the above statement thst ' the. Item of oper ating expense does not include the annual allowance which was made by .the company for depreciation, which amounted to $12,020. It has been assumed, in this cal culation that if such an allowance was made -by the city, it would be used for the purpose of retiring the bonds when they become due, as it would be nnfatr taM.be 'pres ent generation, to require .them to CotiM4 ( 4.1 r" r ii i - ASTR1I) LEAVES! NATIVE COUNTRY GREAT. CROWD .WATCHES THE PRI.N'CESS .DEPART ON SHIP Cikius Give Royal Salnte as Cruiser Reaches Outer Harbor at'llalmoe . MALM OK, Sweden, Nov. 5. (AP). Almost alone on the deck of the Swedish cruiser Fylgla. Princess -Astrid vainly tried to hide the tears that came asUbe warship steamed out of ;thevhar ber here today to tak her to pel glum where she will join her husband, Crown Prince. Leopold. The tears werebrougbt on seem-. Ingly by realization that hewas leaving her native land-for-an adopted one, but later there also were tears of joy over the warmth of the farewells ot a great crowd that had gathered to see her de part. Looking very chic in a gray tailor made suit and holding her: wedding bouuuet. Astrid waved ,iVdbye. aa she tried to hide the' 4vF The band played the Bel gium national -anthem "La Bra banconne."" A ferry steamed out of the harbor, bearing Astrid's Danish royal relatives, for; final goodbyes. King Christian, of .Den- ; mark stand fng on the deck, earn estly waving his hand. , . Wheu-,fhe.Fylgla was welt, out side the harbor, there was a roar of guns in salute. rrincess Astrid, niece of King Gustav of Sweden, and Crown Prince Leopold., were united:1 in marriage by, cltil .- ceremony; at Stockholm yesterday. They now "are on their way to Belgium 6y Separate routes and at Brussels . lext Wednesday the refgkv cere Wanr-sUl fc ViitimsK ,.'M ' BUS AND TRUCK RULES IN FORCE COM3USSION SENDS OUT QUES TIQNAIRCB TO OPERATORS State ITnles Extend Onjy to Those Doing ; Transportation for Pay What tracks and buBes operat ing in the state of Oregon are subject to the provisions ot House B1U No. 413, which was affirmed by, the voters at the general elec tion last Tuesday, is to be deter mined through a series of ques tionaires sent out o truck and bus operators by the public ser vice commission here, yesterday "The supreme court," - read a letter accompanying the question alre," In passing on a similar act has held that state regulation ex tends .only to corporations t and persons engaged in the. business of transporting persons and pro perty by motor vehicles for com pensation over the highways of the state as common carriers. "As to whether or not the oper ations, ot any particular corpora tion or person are common carrier operations is a matter of fact that can only be determined by the commission after investigation." ' Operators were requested in be questionaire to supply the com mission with the following infor mation: Name and place of business. Kind of service, number, kind, character and capacity of vehicles. Where books are kept. Territory served. Financial statement. ' Kind and character of insurance field. Statement Showing operating revenues and operating expenses for the portion of the year 1926 last past. No permit will be issued by the commission to an operator unless a j full i and complete answer has been filed in this office to 'the above questionaire. House Bill No. 413 became a law immediately upon the closing of the polls and counting of the votes Tuesday -.night. CHOSfeN FOR AD CLUB PATTERSON TimXSi OUT FOR VARSITY BASKETBALL OREGON AGRICULTURAL AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. Cor vallis, ov. 5. Ezra Webb of Sa lem has been chosen for member ship to the O. A. C, Advertising club, by Alpha Delta Slgma4 na tional professional - advertising fraternity, Webb is one of eight men chosen as new members of the club this year. Frank Patterson, also of Salem, has turned out for varsity basket ball this year. He is trying for the position of forward, and Is making a strong bid for the first squad.. Members of the varsity squad are working overtime in an effort to get perfection in defense and offense. Fundamentals of each style are being stressed by R. H. "Bob" Hagar, varsity basketball coach. The men are working to be in condition for, the annual barnstorming trip to California during the Christmas holidays. HEALTH ADDRESS GIVEN . EDUCATIONAL FILM ON DEN TISTRY SHOWN BY DR. BRUNK Dr. Vernon A. Douglas,, deputy county (health officer, and Dr. Es till lr. Brun-k. director of dental service of the Marion county health demonstration, spoke, at a community group meeting at Scotts Mills Thursday night at which about 75 were present. ; Dr. Brunk sh&wed a film enti tled Tommy -Tacker'e Tooth, and spoke of educational aspects of public health dentistry. Mr. Douglas told the Scotts Mills peo ple of the' diptheria- campaign- the health. unU1 is now waging throughout 'the county, and In which this was one of a series of meetings. Dr. Brunk gave his same talk at a sililar meeting In Gerrais Wednesday night. ASSESSMENTS- LEVIED MONEY FROM LEVY t'SKp TO PAY LOSSES BY FIRE The state -board of control yes terday levied, assessments against several state. , Institutions aggre gating. $ 2 5.0 S wh Ich will gojnto what Is known as the state re st oration- jfond; Thfan assessment istaade annually, and ' the money derived, front IhOi levy Is iusedito pay fire losses at the Institutions. ? Fire.; losses at ; thet Cottago Farm, which" Is operated- In. con nection wita the Oregon state hospital,. t.f aud gifla indwatrial school, will 4e: paid out of the aesmeat levied here - yesterday. Tese fires" occurred ' SomftIij&e LARGE TAX CUT REFUMEETS GOOLIDGEOKEH Basis of Survey Reveals Sur plus for Year Amounts to 250 'Billion INSTALLMENT DUE SOON Permanent Reduction in Revenue Not to lie Asked ot Short Ses sion of Congress In , December WASHINGTON. Nov. 5. (AP) Immediate reduction in the form of a refund of 10 to 12 per cent oh individual corporation . taxes paid this year on last year's in comes was approved today by President Coolidge. It was said at the White House that studies made by the President during the last few days indicated the surplus for this year would amount to at least $250,000,000, and on that basis Mr. Coolidge be lieved the refund warranted. While the president will make a recommendation, to the present congress at its short session open ing lit December, he will not ask for a permanent, cut tax in the form of a new revenue lawat this time, f It is the plan of the executive that refunds should be given on this year's taxes, the last install ment of which is due December 15, but that the present rates should apply on the next year's taxes and until congress is able to determine whether a permanent reduction is possible. ! The White House pronounce ment occasioned some surprise at the. treasury. , whjer$ Jjhasbe.enJ repeatedly asserted that it was too early , to .talk tax reduction. It was stated; -there, however, . that the program of the president,was sonhdffrom the treasury, viewpoint in that it did not call for perman ent reduction. It .was made clear that the president thought the refund should apply only on the individ ual and corporation income taxes and not on' the special miscellan eous levies, including the taxes on automobiles and .admissions. A refund of 10 or 12 per cent would mean the return of be tween 2200,000,000 and 2250,000 00 to the tax payers. This will almost, equal the estimated sur plus. Possibility., of the tax refund re sulted, it waf said at the White House, "from, excessive receipts during tho current year over those (Coatiaued on pac 8.) UNEASY LIES OLD GRADS BACK FOR HOMECOMING V FESTIVITIES OPENED LAST NIGHT WITH: BIG PARADE r Stunts ; ami Football ; Game With , CPS Special Features This Afternoon i : With , many graduates of Wil lamette, university already on' the campus and. more, expected today, the annual Homecoming week, and celebration . at the university got under way last night with a pep rally and pa jama .parade through the downtown streets. In wtich hordes of wildly exuberant stud ents participated. Other 'events at last night's opening festivities Included a ban quet at the Gray Belle restaurant by the "W" clab, at which ra ster Small. Justice of the peace and prominent Salem lattorney, also a WiHamette graduate, pre sided, and a fireworks dtspla on the football field put on by , the freshman class. The returning alumni will reg ister at Eaton hall this morning and will take part in the ceremon ies at the Alumni Chapel session at 11 o'clock, to which the under graduate students are also invited. A luncheon and business meeting for the alumni will be held at noon. The big event of the week end will take place at 2 o'clock when the Willamette Beareats meet'the College of Puget Sound team fu a football game on Sweetland field. Temporary bleachers have been erected to hold the large crowd that is expected, and a barrier has been built around the north side (Continue.! oi pr 2.) MILLS EVIDENCE; UNDERGOES FIRE HUNDREDS OF QUESTIONS ASKED CHURCH SEXTON Mrs. Hall and Brothers Sit 'Tlglinjrjfpay;, Composed SOMERVILLE, N. J., Nov. 5. (AP) James Mills, husband of Mrs. Eleanor. R. Mills, the choir singer, who was slain with the Rev. Edward W. Hall, four years ago, testified for three hours to day, but contributed no informa tion as to the double killing and only vague testimony as to events preceding the tragedy. Mrs. Frances Stevens Hall, wid ow of the minister and her broth ers, Willie and Henry Stevens, all charged with the murder of Mrs. Mills, sat through the trying court day without losing their compos ure. Only once during Mills testi mony did Mrs. Hill's lips seem to quiver and her eyes appear to be on the verge of tears. This was (Continued on page 3.) THE HEAD THAT WEARS PRUNGROWERSi DISCUSS MARKET FEDERATED CLUBS OF , POLK COUNTY SPONSOR MEET Producers. anl Packers Should Set Minimum Price - Says Neuner DALLAS, Ore., Nov. 5.--(AP) . More than 250 prune growers from Oregon and Washington as sembled in this city today to dis cuss the marketing situation and attempt to perfect some sort of an organization that will guarantee profit to the industry. , The meeting was called by the Federated clubs of Polk county, which had the cooperation of the marketing department of the Port land chamber -of commerce. H. J. Elliott of Perrydale, president of the Polk County Federated clubs, presided. At the forenoon session representatives of various packing companies were present, but it is of little encouragement as to Im provement ot the situation, which has been discouraging to the prune growers for several years. The afternoon session was for growers only, "many of whom ad dressed the gathering, but there were so many different ideas on organization that nothing definite was accomplished other than to arrange 'that each county -with a prune acreage in Oregon, together with Clark county. Wash., should appoint three representatives to serve on a general Committee to study the matter and report at a later meeting. George Neuner, United States district attorney of Portland, and a prominent prune grower of Douglas county, was the principal speaker this afternoon. He is sponsoring a plan whereby the growers and packers can get to gether and establish a minimum price for the product. WRIT OF ERROR GRANTED KEEL.ERS ARREST INVOLVED SALE .OF SOME BONDS ... . i . . r x . i A wru oi error was grauieu oy the state supreme court here yes terday in the case of Frank W. Keeler, Portland" bond broker, who is seeking to enjoin Stanley Myers, district attorney of Mult nomah county, from submitting to the grand Jury there certain documents found in Keeler's pos session at the time he was arrest ed a few months ago charged with dealing in securities without first obtaining a permit from the state corporation commissioner. The circuit court for Multno mah county held in favor of Dis trict Attorney Myers, and this de cree later was affirmed by the state supreme court. Attorneys for Keeler said, the case would be appealed to the United States su preme court for final determin ation. Keler's arrest Involved the sale of bonds Issued by the town of Orenco. THE CROWN i FASCISM FOES ILIT1T Penalty of Death ) Approved for Those Who Attempt Life of Premier DRASTIC ORDERS PASSED Opposition of Press Terminated by Decrees Suspending Pub lication of Anti-Fascist Periodicals ROME, Nov. 5. (AP) Mili tant fascism, stung by last. Sun day's attempt, against the life of, Premier Mussolini, today struck at its foes in a series of drastic repressive measures which were approved by the cabinet sitting under the presidency of the duce himself. All the measures, after approv al by the grand fascist council, will go to the chamber of deputies at a session Tuesday, especially convoked by the premier. The decrees approved by the cabinet provide the penalty ot death for every attempt to' injure or molest the premier, or to strike against the fascist regime; pro vide heavy penalties, as much as 30 years imprisonment, for direct and indirect opposition; create an elaborate system of political po lice to watch every movement of every anti-fascist at home and abroad, and to put the opposition press out of existence. Not since the autumn of 1925, when fascism had apparently won a crushing victory over its foes, have fascist leaders reopened hos tility against the enemies of their regime with' so much tlgofT Yes terday the premier, in a cryptic sentence, gate promise to a crowd of black shirts that their demand for war against the opposition would be met. "Tomorrow, said Mussolini. from the balcony of the Ghlgl pal ace, - we win nave tne acts you have been awaiting." Today that declaration materi alized in the form of a series of the most .drastic and comprehen sive decrees for the purpose of the expiration of opposition, which have been approved since the ad vent of the fascist party to power. These decrees, whose intention (Continued oa.pife 2.) SEEK VALUE REDUCTION y l-A IdZATION BOARD SEEN BY LARGE COMPANIES Represeutaives of the Pullman Car, company, American Railway Express company and the Calif or nia-uregon iumner company ap peared before members of the state board of equalization here yesterday and requested a reduc tion of their property valuations. Assessments for the year 1927 will be made on the property val uations for 1926 approved by the equalization board. The . Pullman company asked that their-property valuations in Oregon be reduced somewhat from $1,050,431.50. The reduction was asked, the attorneys tor the com pany said, because of business losses due to motor vehicle, traffic The original property . valua tions of the American Railway Ex press company were fixed at $530,287.60 and the California Oregon Lumber : company at $16,000. It was said that representatives' of a number of other corporations Would appear before the board of equalization later In the. month. NICARAGUA FEELS QUAKE NUMBER OF PERSONS KILLED AND MANY INJURED MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Nov. 5, ( AP) . Fort nearly a minute early today Managua and most of Nicaragua , trembled In the worst earthquake felt in the country for 28 years.' A number of persons' were killed and many injured while the property damage was estimated atf $4,000,000. ..; , The worst damage was done at Leon, about 50 miles northwest of ftlanagua: There about 80 .per; eat of the houses sustained dam-t age and many, of thein .were total-; ly destroyed.", . The towers of tho old cathedraf fell .16'. tho ground and ' all' tho alW were- 'badly craekeaw;4..: . '' J- In Managua, about450-'pcr cent t the. houses Show damage: - J ' t At the first signs of the quake, the people rushed- tt the streets, remaining there for. several hoars fearing further shocks, HEEL OF DUCE Host Glasses Founfci MRS! JOHN PORTER FINDS HAWLEY; SPECTACLES , ; Somewhere s in the Silver Creek Falls region . Congress man W, C Hawley lost a pair of 'gold rimmed glasses that .were suspended, from .his vest by 'a gold chain when he, ac companied by County-. Jndge Hunt, County ' Commissioner 'John H. Porter and' Deputy Road master , Frank .Johnson, made a , visit to the district Wednesday with a view at de termining the advisability .of establishing a national park. The loss was not discovered until the party returned to Salem and Mr. Hawley felt the loss of the glasses keenly,; for they were the best . fitting spectacles he has ever hiad. . Mrs. John H.. Porter, wife of the commissioner, heard of. the. loss and volunteered to lo cate the , glasses. The party ' had., covered - a great, deal of ground and had gone through brush covered trails and woods and the task seemed impos sible. The glasses were found, however, by Mrs. Porter, un der the north falls of Silver creek where vine maple and overhanging rocks makes the passageway very narrow. - It is thought the vines tore the glasses .from ' Mr. Hawley's vest ai he was making the trip under the falls. The glasses are once more fastened to the congressman's vesL QUEEN PROVOKED BY PARTY'S SPLIT MARIE MIXES BATTER AND ATTENDS 'WAFFLE IRON Sam Hill Passes Out . Cigars -Neighbors at Blaine Fanny . Home to -ON MARIE'S TRAIN- Vancou jfver, B. C, Nov. 5. (AP). Queen Marie reached the turning point In her' journey today, hoping that the annoying situation aboard. her, train resulting from differences between her self-styled host - and her special aide would be cleared up when Seattle is reached to morrow. ; . i While Samuel Hill, millionaire builder, of the Maryhlll museum ol fine arts dedicated by Marie two days ago, and Major Stanley Washburn, the special aide, re mained . apart today under terms of a truce, Queen Marie r had a waffle breakfast at Hill's Blaine, Wash., farm home, cooking waf- fles for herself and Prince Nicolas and Prlnce?s Ileana. ' Although Mr. Hill has said he was not certain when he . would leave the royal train, others aboard ' expected he would" be dropped at Seattle. They con tended that his role of host to" her majesty censed when Marie dedi cated his museum, and that Col onel John IL Carroll, who stepped aside in his behalf at Maryhlll. should again assume the office He -holds a document signed by Marie placing, him In full charge o the tour, ! Qaeen Marie is undisguisedly provoked by the split between her Maryhlll host and Ma J qr Wash burn and . although . she has . had frequent conferences with all con cerned, but no .statement . had come frojn the royal car, : Confusion - attended' the .waffle breakfast in the Hill, home at Blaine, the host' having expected only Marie and her. children to ait at the kitchen table with him. Members of the official family art rived at intervals, however, until nearly 20 persons were grouped about a table set for four, Marie tried her hand at handling the batter, turning out waffles for Nicholas and Ileana and. herself. , Mr. Hill left the table long enough to appear at' the door, of the home to wave to - assembled neighbors and to pass out a box of cigars to them; .. j DESCHUTES LED THEM t - .. , POIJS REPORTS FIRST COM PLEJU ELECTION RETURNS: . : . , t : : Deschutes was the .first county inOregqn to; report, to tho, secfe-; tary of state partial returns of vthe recent, general election. t Polk was the first county in the state to r-i port it; complete returna.. ; ; ' i . , . Canvassing of the.Totes cast at last Tuesday's election is nowwua-. der war and. probably will be com pleted within Jhe next two weeks, PEDDLlm lla;FORTUN E ; , GREENSBURC.Pa.; Nor. S.-,- An estate of $30,000. waa.left.to "relative, by the. will of ,WfilT. Dan iels who came tri " America, "4 6 years ago from Bus clan , Poland and began life as a peddler.. GROUP STUDIES SPECIAL REPOOT iter mm Engineers' Report Ptec:: Valuation of Property at . sr $782,000 . ,: DEFER ACTION: 30 DAYS Question Raised Whether ' Com- J mfeeee Shoeld Favor Pnrchae in Plant at Price Men tioned. by Engineers After much hashing and re-1 hashing of the proposed purchase of the, water company by the city of , SalemK the, general committee of 25 voted -last -night to lay i the matter over f or 30 -days providing! for a subcommittee to Investigate further, during that time, ,F .O. Deckebach and'Dr. B. U, Steeves, with sueb. others as. they may-ap-l point, cqnstitute this . subcommit tee. : It .was only by. a narrow mar gin that the group avoided pass ing the buck, completely, when a motion by Isadore Greenbaum to refer-. the, report of the engineers hired' to appraise the water prop erty to the. city council -with-the recommendation that It e put up to a vote: of the people, was nar rowly defeated. Whereupon llr. Greenbaum ahd two or three sup porters of his motion decided that nothing more eould. be done and left the meeting. It . was -. then that R. ; J. Hen dricks, perceiving that the ma jority, of the committee, did net feel weir enough 'Informed to go on record last night either for or against the purchase, moved that 30 days more time b given for ttudy ef the problem and that a subcommittee coniet with the water compatty during that time and report hack to the - general committee.- . A Good toveatment c T One nlghlbjht ' ot last night's meeting was the report of Engi neer Ernest Willard, representa tive of the water company, which tCBtinaed joa p(S 6.)" WETS DISRUPTED thinkswheelehi CNSTITLrTioNAL ' REFEtlEN D- - .CM BILLS DOOMED Dry Sentiment of Nation Revealed ! By General Election of V- Last Tueeday;' t WASHINGTON. Nov. 6. (AP ) Wayne. B, Wheeler of the Antl- Saloon league, Issued a statement tonight saying the results of Tues day's election show "that the. party which takes a wet stand. In 192S is doomed: ta disruption." " "Latest and complete returns from 'practically all districts," he continued. - "show Increased dry gains, both In the referendum elec tion fights and congressional con tests.' ' Seventy-one per cent of the democratic' members and 72 per cent of the republican members ot the next house with 70 per cent of the democratic and 76 per cent of the republican members of the next senate have dry voting rec ords or have made dry pronounce ments. ; "The dry sentiment of the na tion is revealed in the re-election Of ' 296 members of the present congress ,. who have dry records. Only nine out of the 35 senators elected' on November 2 are wet. I Of the 39 new members of .the house, at least 2 5 hare dry rec 6rd or made dry pronouncements In the states. ' ;"At least ten members of the house and four or five In the, sen ate not classed as dry will oppose any effort to repeal the national prohibition act or to write ncoa-i stitutional provisions in It. I I- "The : referendum elections la New York and. Illinois to substl- tute a definition of Intoxicating1 Uquor. which would Include "only j those, which are intoxicating in' fact, will have little wcighL Mea-i THE ; BLACK PIRATE t. i- Doajjlas Fairbanks j greatest screen play, in: technicolor; never 1 before seen here, f bcsins;today at; " " The Elsincre7 ' 1 .